“Hold Me Closer, Necromancer” by Lish McBride

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride is geeked out YA Fantasy in all its delicious glory. It has Fey, Lycanthropes, witches, the occasional Monty Python joke, and of course, necromancers: humans who can summon the dead. I absolutely love that this book is set in the Pacific Northwest, which everyone knows is the best place next to Ireland for magical creatures to reside. (I think it’s something about the rain.)

The hook is that a University of Washington drop-out named Sam, who is currently working at a fast food joint, discovers that he is a necromancer and nobody bothered to tell him until now.

Author Lish McBride expresses a sassy attitude in a multitude of characters. Sam’s coworker Brooke is a young lady you won’t soon forget. I can’t explain further without revealing spoilers but–WOW!

Btw, Lish McBride lives two towns over from Edmonds and we both partake of the Sno-Isle Library system. I was thrilled to see she had autographed the copy of Hold Me Closer, Necromancer I checked out. How awesome is that?


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